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What's on >> Events and happenings in Leipzig: fairs, markets, exhibitions, openings, premieres, parties, etc.

Book Fair: around the world in four days

in Literature/What's on by
Spring time, Book Fair Time, when the city becomes the literary globe in miniature. No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram.

“Returning cranes traverse the bleak skies with molecules of south rainbow on their wings – and new stories of their travels.” Novelist Svetlana Lavockina shares her itinerary for the Leipziger Buchmesse.

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Camera: noise against the system

in Music/What's on by
The guys from Camera. (Photo credit: Ford Transit Camera)

Camera have made a name for themselves playing spontaneous concerts on the streets of Berlin, with some having dubbed these DIY performances “guerilla concerts.” They’re coming to UT Connewitz on 4 March. To get to know them a bit, read this interview.

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Following yonder star: Owl-Eye-Ring

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Owl-Eye-Ring. Credit: Joshua Reel

“The rocker without a band. The cellist in search of fun. The vocalist with all the stage. The sideman without a spotlight. Touring together to show their other sides.” Owl-Eye-Ring at Noch Besser Leben, 1 March. Read the interview and insights by Adam Carrington.

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Capturing Torpus & The Art Directors

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Hamburg quintet Torpus & The Art Directors gave a “very musically rich” performance at Leipzig’s WERK 2 earlier this month, and Erik Braga was there to listen, photograph and write.

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The Trouble Notes: “written on the road”

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    The Trouble Notes. © Anton Capellmann
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    The Trouble Notes. © Anton Capellmann

A mix of plugged-in violin, nylon string guitar, and a single percussionist combine to give The Trouble Notes a specific flavor – part Romani, a large dash of folk, with some traditional Irish rhythm and modern-day indie influences thrown in. Playing at Horns Erben this Friday.

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HGB student artworks “on vibrant display”

in Arts/My Leipzig/What's on by
Public domain photo, Gratisography.com

The pinnacle of this annual student art exhibit is the opening reception on Thursday evening (this year on 15 Feb). There’s often little more than elbow room for a public eagerly traversing corridors steeped in performances, DJ tables and often thematic beverage stands.

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